While there was an expectation that Rose may return to action for the Cavaliers during their current road trip, that won’t happen after all, head coach Tyronn Lue said today. As Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com writes, it sounds like Shumpert’s return isn’t imminent either.
“We thought he was (closer),” Lue said of Shumpert, who is recovering from a knee injury. “He had some soreness in his foot or whatever.”
As the club waits for its injured players to get healthy, here are a few more notes out of Cleveland:
- The NBA announced today that it has fined Isaiah Thomas $20K for striking Andrew Wiggins above the shoulders in Monday’s game against Minnesota (link via ESPN.com).
- Whlie the Cavaliers continue to be linked to DeAndre Jordan as a potential trade target, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com makes the case that the club should pass on Jordan if the Clippers insist on getting the Nets’ 2018 first-round pick in a deal.
- Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer takes a closer look at big man Tristan Thompson, exploring whether the veteran center is still a fit for the Cavs’ system and style of play.
- In a roundtable, several NBA.com reporters, including David Aldridge, Shaun Powell, and John Schuhmann, examine potential fixes for the Cavaliers’ defensive problems.